September 3, 2015
My book shortlisted in NSW Premier’s History Awards
I’m honoured my book The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress: An Environmental History is shortlisted for the Community and Regional History Prize in the 2015 NSW Premier’s History Awards.
The book explores the ecological disorder and inequity at the heart of our food system in a local, national and international context and the judges deemed it ‘Clearly written and organised, with excellent use of images and maps’ and said that it ‘deserves to inform current debates about land usage in inland Australia.’
The other shortlisted books in this category are Babette Smith’s enthralling The Luck of the Irish: How a Shipload of Convicts Survived the Wreck of the Hive to Make a New Life in Australia (Allen & Unwin), and Judith O’Callaghan and Paul Hogben’s rich edited collection, Leisure Space: The Transformation of Sydney 1945-1970 (NewSouth Books).
Read more about The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress.